You mean he buckled right down to brass tacks, and that's what my boy is going to do.
I'll come out of it all right and get down to brass tacks again.
It is easy enough to talk in generalities, much harder sometimes to come to the brass tacks of a situation.
You will like "brass tacks" if you like to get somewhere and get there quickly.
In other words, to come right down to brass tacks, you stole one of the diamond cuff-buttons,—gol darn it!
Before you and I were born it was long-established and it was established on brass tacks.
He had a chief engineer that was brass tacks from beginning to end.
We've got to come alive and forget these ideas and get down to brass tacks.
Paula made a practice of calling them the pair of “brass tacks.”
Now tell me whats all this about, and maybe we can get down to brass tacks.